Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, open-source citation management software that uses a web browser extension to save screenshots, full-text PDFs, and citation information from websites, databases, library catalogs, and other search tools with a single click. Zotero provides robust sharing features, allowing classes to create and annotate shared reading lists and teams to collaboratively develop libraries.
With Zotero, you can:
Zotero consists of two elements that work together to download and manage references and attachments (including screenshots and PDFs):
Download Zotero and the Zotero Connector
Registering for a Zotero account.
Zotero can be used without an account, However, creating a free Zotero account allows you to sync your library across multiple devices, access your library online, and create shared group libraries. Create an account with Zotero.
Using Zotero is generally intuitive, but there can be a learning curve for those using some of the software's advanced features. Fortunately, there are a number of resources for learning the ins and outs of using Zotero: